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Celebrating Nichole Nobles – 2020 Artie Lee Hinds Award Winner

Nichole Nobles, production worker at the Austin Lighthouse, was selected as the 2020 Artie Lee Hinds Award Winner! This award, presented by WorkQuest during a virtual awards ceremony on September 23, recognizes the hard work, service and leadership of an employee at a Community Rehabilitation Program (CRP) participating in the Texas State Use Program. She… Continue Reading Celebrating Nichole Nobles – 2020 Artie Lee Hinds Award Winner


WorkQuest Spotlights Austin Lighthouse in Focus Newsletter

In May, the Austin Lighthouse shipped its 3 millionth bottle of PURELL SKILCRAFT sanitizer since the COVID-19 pandemic began.  The media, Texas Workforce Commission and WorkQuest were there to witness it all. After the case containing the milestone bottle was loaded onto a delivery truck, an appreciation celebration was held for the employees who worked… Continue Reading WorkQuest Spotlights Austin Lighthouse in Focus Newsletter


Foundation Fighting Blindness Holds Seminar at Austin Lighthouse

The Austin Lighthouse, also known as Travis Association for the Blind, served as host to the Foundation Fighting Blindness Vision Seminar series. The event, organized by the FFB Austin-San Antonio Chapter, presented the nearly 150 attendees with the latest information on research and treatment of inherited retinal diseases. The program featured panel discussions and speakers… Continue Reading Foundation Fighting Blindness Holds Seminar at Austin Lighthouse


A Sense of Texas with Jim Meehan

Jim Meehan, President and CEO of the Austin Lighthouse recently sat down for an interview with Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired Superintendent Emily Coleman on the TSBVI podcast, A Sense of Texas. The two discussed Meehan’s path to the Austin Lighthouse, employment barriers for people who are blind and how the Lighthouse… Continue Reading A Sense of Texas with Jim Meehan